Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Wildlife photographer of the year awarded to man who took six months to get the shot

Last night the great and the good in the world of photography descended on the Natural History Museum to  celebrate the Wildlife photographer of the year awards.

The Duchess of Cambridge, a keen photographer and patron of the Natural History Museum, was there to award the prize to US photographer Michael 'Nick' Nichols, whose beautiful black and white shot of a pack of lions in who are part of the Vumbi pride in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

Nick followed the pack for six months, so by the time he took the shot they were used to his presence. His piece also won the black and white category. 

Other winners included photographer Raviprakash S S, whose image of a green vine snake, metres outside his front door in Karnataka India, won the amphibians and reptiles category. 

Another beautiful shot is the birds category winner, which is a shot of herons with the night sky above. It took the talented photographer 74 nights for the right conditions to appear in order to take the picture. He also used two timing devices to get the right image too. 

In the gallery below you can see more of the overall winners and some of our favourite pictures from the finalists too, including one incredible picture taken by a UK photographer in the 11-14 year old category.

See more on the Natural History Museum's website here nhm.ac.uk

Related

rexfeatures_2143105a.jpg

Reeva Steenkamp's parents "There's a big missing piece of the puzzle"

fondue.jpg

The 20 most mouthwatering cheese recipes

rexfeatures_4210547f.jpg

Kate, Blake and Kim stun in today's fashion round up

More

Amazon allegedly passed on Big Little Lies for a grossly sexist reason

A report claims programming chief Roy Price dismissed the hit show

by Amy Swales
23 Oct 2017

The ultimate guide to flaking on your friends (without feeling guilty)

Clear your calendar *and* your conscience

by Kate Faithfull-Williams
23 Oct 2017

These 3 simple techniques will allow you to control your dreams

Research highlights how to increase your chances of lucid dreaming

by Moya Crockett
23 Oct 2017

Blake Lively on how women in Hollywood are limited by “likeability"

The actor points out men can be "assholes" and still seen as charming

by Megan Murray
23 Oct 2017

This London cheese restaurant is offering halloumi ice cream

Cheese fans and bored veggies, rejoice

by Susan Devaney
23 Oct 2017

20 soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep

An expert picks the ultimate classical music playlist

by Sarah Biddlecombe
20 Oct 2017

Puppy dog eyes are a thing and your dog makes them just for you

A study says dogs change their facial expressions when humans are looking

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2017

Here’s how to buy a house or a flat for the princely sum of £1

It's time to enter the real-estate raffle

by Megan Murray
20 Oct 2017

Oxford University under fire for shocking lack of racial diversity

One MP called the revelations an example of “social apartheid”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017

This prosecco festival is the best way to start feeling Christmassy

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere

by Susan Devaney
20 Oct 2017